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Grant Backs Mental Health Charity

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Sunday, Oct 14th, 2012.

Advance Brighter Futures (ABF) in Wrexham has been granted £12,000 over two years to contribute towards the salary of a project worker.

ABF is a community based mental health charity which offers group activity sessions focusing on the premise that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind, one-to-one lifestyle coaching services which assists individuals in setting and achieving personal recovery goals, and volunteering opportunities encouraging people with lived experiences of mental illness to fulfil valued roles within the charity. Through a combination of these programmes, clients are gradually introduced to community based activities with the aim of empowering them to participate in social activities within their communities.

Lorrisa Turner, Manager of ABF said “The grant from the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales will allow ABF to continue to provide valued project work to people who are experiencing mental health issues. We are the only mental health service provider of this kind in Wrexham and it’s vital that we are able to offer our services to those who are most in need.”

Mike Lewis, the foundation’s grant manager for Wales, said “There is still considerable stigma surrounding mental illness, which can contribute to individuals becoming isolated. Both of these charities provide valuable services to those affected by mental illness.

“The foundation is committed to helping the most disadvantaged in society to play a fuller role in their communities.”

You can visit AdvanceBrighterFuturesWrexham.co.uk for more info on the charity.

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